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What is the meaning of the word "darndest"?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Basically "darndest" only exists as part of the expression "kids say the darndest things," which just means that small children are always saying surprising, unexpected, funny, and clever things. I don't think I've ever heard anyone use the word "darndest" in any other context besides "X say the darndest things." It is meant to be the superlative of "darned," which is a polite way of saying "damned."

    Kids say the craziest things.

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